Menu Plan Monday – January 28, 2008

After looking at Womanly Pursuits’ ideas for Menu Plan Monday, I really began to ponder why we don’t work more of Nourishing Traditions ideas into our meals here at home??? The fact that my stomach has demanded I go gluten-free should be the perfect opportunity to help myself and the family steer clear of such high-carb eating and try some more ancient whole-food eating, right?

Well, this week, my attempt at eating more Nourishing Traditions-like, consists of these little baby steps:

1. NO breakfast cereal this week (with one son’s birthday last week and another coming up next week, we’ll have enough cereal to not miss this week)

2. We’ll have soaked oats 2x for breakfast!

3. We will be making chicken broth the Nourishing Traditions-way.

We’ll also have fish twice this week for dinner, though I’m not sure the fish I purchased would be completely acceptable by Nourishing Traditions standards. And I am finally back into making kombucha again. I’ll just have to see if the kids will drink any of it!

Baby steps are good. I’m not so good at big steps anyway. The feeling of failure that often comes with trying to make big steps causes me to go one step forward and two steps back! Instead, I hope to look back over 2008 and see that little by little we made some significant changes…

Monday —Breakfast: GF Waffles w/ Grade B Maple Syrup (I’m so excited to try Grade B instead of Grade A as I hear it has a more maple-y taste!)

Lunch: PB & J on gf bread

Dinner: Tacoburgers (we’re going to try and make this like Jimboy’s — a hamburger patty, cheese, mustard, lettuce and tomatoes, all in a corn tortilla sprinkled with parm cheese), sauteed zucchini, mandarin orange salad

Tuesday —

Breakfast: Soaked Oats

Lunch: Salami, Cream Cheese, Crackers

Dinner: Chicken Soup

Wednesday —

Breakfast: Eggs

Lunch: Leftover Chicken Soup

Dinner: Striper Fillets w/ steamed asparagus and salad

Thursday —

Breakfast: Golden Oats

Lunch: Leftover Chicken Soup

Dinner: Glutenfreemommy’s Salmon over Spinach w/ green beans (I was going to try this last week, but after making homemade worchestershire sauce on the same day, I just had to find a way to incorporate the sauce into dinner. I marinated my salmon instead in this homemade bbq sauce — it was totally yum).

Friday —

Breakfast: Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter and Banana Slices

Lunch: Smoothies

Dinner: Enchiladas with a spinach salad

Saturday —

Breakfast: Soaked Oats

Lunch: Leftover Enchiladas

Dinner: Lentil Soup

Sunday —

Breakfast: Eggs

Lunch: Go Out!

Dinner: Leftover Lentil Soup

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3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday – January 28, 2008

  1. Hi there! I noticed you have a gluten-free menu and wanted to come by and say hi. Are you using the Bob’s Red Mill Oats, or another company? I’m curious about them but haven’t tried them yet.

    Recently I’ve been enjoying some GF buckwheat cereal- it is quite tasty as well, especially with the right toppings. πŸ™‚

    Welcome to Meal Plan Monday!

    -Sea

  2. Seamaiden,

    I’ve been using Quaker Oats. They don’t bother me. I tried generic oats and they hurt my tummy. But, I don’t know about Quaker’s official status is regarding gluten.

    I would love to try the buckwheat cereal. It has been fun, being exposed to other grains!

    The bibimbap on your site looks great. In fact, all your food looks yummy (great name choice!)

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